Ashley Eckstein

The Her Universe Fashion Show

The 5th annual Her Universe Fashion Show was the biggest and best show yet! A crowd of 1,500 attendees watched 25 designers compete for the ultimate prize, the chance to design a Her Universe and Loungefly collection for Hot Topic. Ashley Eckstein, actress and Her Universe Founder, once again wowed the crowd in the first ever Funko POP! couture gown made out of 500 Jack Skellington heads. Four junior designers were celebrated in the Cartoon Network Junior Designer Showcase. Special guests, Katie Linendoll, Star Wars The Clone Wars actors Matt Lanter and Dee Bradley Baker and Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker surprised the crowd! At the end of the night 3 winners were crowned and it was announced that they would design a Marvel Avengers 4 collection in 2019.

Check out all the designs

The Her Universe Fashion Show is Presented by:
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in partnership with

BoxLunch LogoCartoon Network LogoSinger LogoZenni Optical


Judge’s Winner
Cynthia Kirkland
The Couture of Water – The Shape of Water

Singer Sewing Winner
Jane Burson
Howl’in for You – Howl’s Moving Castle

Audience Winner
Kristi Siedow Thompson
PWL Chic: Ripley in the Power Loader – Aliens

Missed The Her Universe Fashion Show this year? You’re in luck. Watch the 5th annual show from San Diego Comic Con, now! Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic and Loungefly in partnership with BoxLunch, Cartoon Network, Singer and Zenni is a show you don’t want to miss.


“One of the 25 Best Things We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.” By RollingStone

“The event was a gorgeous celebration of a new way to express fandom, and proved why it has become one of the jewels of SDCC” By

“The vibrant display has been one of the most highly anticipated events at SDCC since the first year fangirl fashion rocked the runway five years ago. It was an epic night in fandom fashion. We’re already counting down the days for SDCC 2019 and the next Her Universe Fashion Show!” By Nerdist

“New Doctor Who star walks runway in her first fashion show at Comic-Con!” By USA TODAY

“The new star of “Doctor Who” made her fashion show runway debut at Comic-Con in San Diego — surprising a crowd gathered to see the latest from the Her Universe brand.” By Associated Press

“Sew impressive! Other surprises at Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe Fashion Show include a 40-pound couture dress made of 500 Jack Skellington heads.” By CNet

“Whittaker actually surprised fans in San Diego by making an appearance modelling her new look at the Her Universe Fashion Show held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel.” By Digital Spy

“The Her Universe Fashion Show is a highlight of every Comic-Con” By Gizmodo

“The Her Universe show is a fantastic example of a group of different companies coming together to help support some amazing designers.” By Bleeding Cool

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